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Garigari-kun ice pops accepting new flavor suggestions

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This summer in Japan brought an especially piercing sun, and with the added effect of being masked up all time there was little relief to be had. Luckily, products such as the shaved-ice filled popsicles called Garigari-kun are capable of an icy kick rivaled by few. Aside from that, Garigari-kun are also known… Read

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The gyudon beef bowl that cooks itself in a box

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It’s no secret that gyudon beef bowls are one of Japan’s favorite comfort foods, and our Japanese-language reporters have eaten a lot of them over the years, ranging from humble cans right up to ultra luxurious varieties. So when we heard about an unusual gyudon that cooks itself in a box without the need… Read

Food

Does Burger King’s Ugly Beef Burger taste as bad as it looks?

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These days, the food world is catering to social media like never before, putting appearances first in all sorts of colorful, eye-catching ways in the hopes of going viral online. Fast food giant Burger King has proved time and time again that it likes to walk a very different path to its competitors, however,… Read

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All-plant-based katsu curry arrives at Ikea Japan

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When you’re feeling consumed by carnivorous cravings, there’s nothing quite like a nice plate of katsu curry. Curry, rice, and a cutlet on top are practically the holy triumvirate of fortifying comfort food in Japan, and katsu curry has also become one of the country’s most popular culinary exports as it… Read

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Build-it-yourself takeout ramen kits are our new favorite noodle lunch in Tokyo

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In light of the social distancing recommendations put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, many more restaurants in Japan are offering takeout options than ever before, even places like Brazillian barbecue and buffet restaurants. Our reporter Yuichiro Wasai has tried many ramen takeout options too, but he says they can be hit… Read

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KFC Japan releases boneless Yuzu Shichimi chicken to whet your autumn appetite

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Autumn in Japan is traditionally associated with three things: reading, sports, and hearty appetites. It's the third category which gets the most noticed due to the preponderance of food ads vying for your attention this time of year. In the battle for your hard-earned cash, KFC has a strong competitor… Read

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Bubble tea stand debuts pumpkin milk tea and other autumn veggie boba in Japan

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The bubble tea trend in Japan has brought all kinds of interesting variations on the sweet beverage to the fore. We’ve seen very cheap bubble tea, Pokemon bubble tea, and even ridiculously tall bubble teas. Now for autumn, Japan’s branches of Taiwanese bubble tea chain The Alley will be making use of some… Read

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Domino’s Japan releases 'moon viewing' pizzas

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Domino's Japan is taking a break from their hidden menu of tapioca tea bubble tea pizzas, triple mayonnaise pizzas, and tsundere pizzas to get in on the seasonal fun of "moon viewing" food products. September is time for Japan's moon viewing festival, so many franchises such as KFC, McDonald's, and Krispy Kreme serve up tsukimi (moon viewing, in… Read

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Seasonal ingredients evoke autumn at Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

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Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills offers guests the perfect change of scenery without having to leave the city. With the summer heat lingering into the early months of autumn, dining menus highlighting the essence of fall welcomes guests to unique seasonal experiences in the heart of the Tokyo. At the hotel’s… Read

Food

Welcome fall with these grape cakes from Café Comme Ça

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Here at grape Japan, you could say we're a bit partial to a certain fruit which is in season at this time of year. Of course, we're talking about our namesake, the grape. Grapes are one of the fruits most associated with fall, and you'll find many varieties in supermarkets.… Read

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